September 9, 2009

Gift Card Giver

My husband found this new website called Gift Card Giver. They have a really cool idea that I think we should all take in consideration.  This group takes unused gift cards and uses them for good.  They help stock up local pantries, gives needed items to needy families, etc.  It seems like a really good thing that they have going.  I don't know about you, but I know that we keep our "unused" gift cards in our glove compartment in our car....and I know that they've just been sitting there waiting for something like this to come up.  So I encourage you to check out their website and see what you can do.

If you visit their website, there are also a couple of videos that you can watch at the bottom of their site.  Here's a little insert that I copied from their website:


Four friends had an idea to collect gift cards and give them to people in need. They went to a gathering and asked 8 people how much money in unused Gift Cards they had in their wallets and walked away with $50 in Gift Cards to help people in need. was born.

Gift Card Giver is a new form of giving. The Gift Card industry has risen to be a 60 billion dollar industry. Ever wonder how many gift cards are unused? More than 10%. That means billions of dollars are waiting to be used for good on Gift Cards.

How many gift cards do you have sitting in your wallet? We guess you have at least $5 of unused gift cards in your wallet or purse right now. What’s 5 bucks going to buy you? Five bucks in Gift Cards may buy you a pair of socks…but 10 people giving 5 bucks will buy a kid a winter coat or 1000 people giving $5 from may give that same kid a warm bedroom to sleep through the night.


It is very simple to get involved:
STEP 1: Use as much of your card as you want (or send a full card).
STEP 2: Write how much is left on your card using a permanent marker.
STEP 3: Place the card in an envelope and send it to us at:

Gift Card Giver
490 East Side Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

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